Keeping the "happy" in Happy Holidays

For many, the holiday season triggers a mix of feelings: we’re excited for it to arrive, yet often end up feeling overwhelmed once it does. …

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2014 Top tech toys

When you think about technology and play, you might visualize motionless kids staring at screens and playing mindless video games. But every…


Inexpensive Thanksgiving tablescape ideas

You spend all of your time on cooking the delicious meal, but what about the presentation? You can create a centerpiece in moments for your …

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Deep discounts in November

If you’re looking for deep discounts on your holiday purchases, November is the time to buy! Consumer Reports’ senior editor Tobie Stanger s…

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Communicating with your teenager

Communicating with your teenage son or daughter can be a challenge, especially since teens are often temperamental and unwilling to talk!

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Social media & college applications

Valedictorians may be rejected for college admission for what they put on their Facebook page or what they say on Twitter.